1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Richard “Rick” Wayne Carter
March 09, 1948 – January 13, 2021
Eunice “Tiny” Jenkins Phillips
July 15, 1945 – January 16, 2021
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at her home. She was born July 15, 1945 in Independence, LA and was 75 years of age. She is survived by two daughters, Liz Phillips and Sonya Garon and husband Richard; son, Kevin Phillips and wife Rebecca; four grandchildren, Brittany Miller, Gena Dussold and husband Jacob, Cauy Phillips, and Cady Phillips; two sisters, Betty Robertson and Janice Varnado. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Phillips; son, Glenn Phillips; sister, Catherine Tillman; brother, Enwin Jenkins; and special friend, Mary Ann Burnett. Private Services will be held at a later date. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home
Ruth, age 51, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2021. She was a resident of Albany, LA. Ruth was a dedicated teacher for 20+ years. She worked at Courtney Christian School and taught English, Math, and Bible. Ruth was a devoted member of The Wellspring Church. Both Ruth and her husband were extremely active and never missed a service. Ruth was truly a selfless woman and always put others before herself. She absolutely adored children and had a slight obsession with cats. Ruth truly left an impact on all who knew her and will be forever missed.
“And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman.” Ruth 3:11
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Josh Burton; daughter, Dr. Beth Burton; sons, Ben Burton, Matt Burton; parents, Dawn and Robert Hafele; and brother, Robert Hafele.
The family has requested that anyone who attends the visitation please wear a mask and practice social distancing. In honor of Ruth, the family has asked that everyone please wear some form of Ruth’s favorite color, purple.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, 12012 Hwy 190 W. Hammond, LA 70401, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Private family services will follow.
Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – January 17
Online services from FBC, Kentwood today
David and I often have trouble with reception, so when that happens, we watch a replay early on Monday morning. I know others have this issue too. When it is clear that the reception is not going to be good, turn it off and try at another time. We don’t usually have that reception problem on Wednesday nights.
PrayER Focus to Today
Today, let’s pray concerning Covid-19 issues.
- Those who are sick at this time
- Families which covid issues
- Those who are quarantined
- Those who struggle, but still wear masks when away from home.
- Businesses that are closed
- Businesses with limited service
- People who work daily in environments where others do not wear masks
- Medical professionals
- Vaccinations that will reduce future covid numbers
- Students who have virtual classes
- Families who have lost family members to covid
Thanks for your prayers for these and other concerns. I believe in prayer!